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I studied art at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, where I won First Prize for a painting in my age group. I studied art in highschool; I sold a painting. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University, I studied art history.
My teaching art experience includes: substitute-teacher in Stafford County Public Schools, VA, different grades and levels, and group sessions at Art First Studio, Fredericksburg, VA.
TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification - ESL/English as a Second Language
Speaking, Writing, Reading
Oxford Seminars, Charlottesville, VA, 2011 (classroom studies)
A thorough study of grammar: to include the names and purpose of the various parts of speech, and how they interact, and are used in creating good communication.
I am a certified ESL (English as a Second Language for International students), which covers all aspects relating to learning English.
In order to be successful in proofreading, one must first have good grammar, punctuation, and writing skills. First, the tutor reviews the basics of these areas with the student. Next, the tutor provides guidelines for training the eye to recognize mistakes, and teaches the student skills for better proofreading.
Teacher of Voice Presentation: Adjunct Faculty, Piedmont of Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA.
2010; consultant, 2010-present.
Extensive experience in making presentations before a diversity of audiences:
as a speaker before classrooms, school boards, civic groups, churches,
as an announcer on regular radio show, stage performances, and events.
Education in this field: studied voice and diction, and theatre arts, during undergraduate studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
I provide exercises in recognizing grammar, and the 'root' of words - how they are built upon that foundation (i.e. adding prefixes, subfixes), noting syllables, pronunciation, etc. Tutor shows student valuable tools in creating sounds and rhythms, pacing, and comprehension of material.
I provide a strong foundation of study skills and tools that can be used by children, adults and professionals to achieve success in their goals. Practical, sensible tools for organizing materials or thoughts for a creative process. Tutor has many years of professional experience in management consulting.
Acting teacher - Camps in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties, VA, and Germanna Community College, summer youth program, Fredericksburg, VA.
Adjunct Faculty - Event Planning workshops, Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg and Culpeper, VA, and Piedmont of Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA.
Producer/Stage Director/Tech Director of large productions in notable Washington, DC venues, and for arts organizations in Virginia.
Used theatre studies skills:
Appeared in television and film in Washington, DC area, and in England.
Education: studied theatre arts/acting during undergraduate studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
I work with the student in developing vocabulary, that is appropriate and necessary for the student. Included in the studies are: vocabulary definitions and comprehension, spelling, speaking writing within sentences of the growing vocabulary.
I provide the basics of good, strong writing and assists the student in developing creatively, and finding their individual "voice" in communicating.
Tutor is a published writer, and previous member of national and state professional writer's organizations.